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5 Reasons You Can’t Miss Smoky Mountain Winterfest This Holiday Season

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Smoky Mountain Winterfest Light Display

Winter is coming! Which also means it is time for Smoky Mountain Winterfest. This winter festival is one of the longest running festivals in the Smokies. It lasts for four months giving visitors from early November to late February a chance to see the town draped in Christmas lights and decorations. You can enjoy the festival’s lights, watch a jolly Christmas show, and shop for Christmas gifts while you’re here for the festival. Seeing the dazzling lights display is just one of the many reasons you can’t miss Smoky Mountain Winterfest this holiday season.

1. Dazzling Christmas Lights

The Christmas lights displays are back and better than ever. When the sun goes down, the town will be illuminated in millions of bright Christmas lights. You and your family can go on the Winterfest driving tour to see all the lights. The tour is free and you can pick up a map at Pigeon Forge Welcome Centers or at the Pigeon Forge Trolley Center.

Smoky Mountain Opry Christmas

2. Go to Jolly Christmas Shows

You can watch a grand Christmas production at a number of attractions in the Smokies to get in the holly jolly spirit. You can’t go wrong with the Christmas show at Smoky Mountain Opry. You’ll get to see fun musical numbers and classic holiday characters take the stage. Your family will enjoy dancing along to traditional Christmas songs featured in the show. The country music lovers in your family will enjoy the Country Tonite Christmas show. No matter what you choose, you’ll get to see some of the most talented performers the area has to offer.

3. Help Out the Community

Some Smoky Mountain Winterfest events like the Festival of Trees benefit the community. All the proceeds from the event will go to the Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains. You and your family can enjoy seeing all the amazing Christmas trees decorated with different themes at the event and you’ll also be helping out the community!

4. See Snow Covered Mountain Views

There is nothing like getting to see the snow covered peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains. You’ll know winter is here when you see that breathtaking sight! When you come for the winter festival, you’ll also have a chance to be surrounded by snow covered mountain views. It’ll be a great thing to witness this holiday season.

5. Get in the Holiday Spirit

A pair of feet in wool socks relaxing in front of the fireplace with a mug in a cabin.It’s easy to get in the holiday spirit when you’re driving around the Smokies looking at the festive Christmas lights and decorations. You’ll feel the holiday spirit all over town at all the amazing restaurants and attractions you visit. It’s a great place to create beautiful memories with the ones you love the most. They’ll always remember their fun vacation in the Smokies.

Where to Stay

You can enjoy all the festivities at Smoky Mountain Winterfest when you book a stay with Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals. Browse our affordable Gatlinburg cabin rentals to find the coziest option for your winter getaway.